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    They confirmed him to be dead instead of They confirmed that him was dead

    Hello again!

    Do you confirm that "They confirmed him to be dead" means the same as "They confirmed that him was dead" and the structures can be used interchangeably. Is something wrong with the structure "They confirmed him to be dead"?

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    Re: They confirmed him to be dead instead of They confirmed that him was dead

    "They confirmed that him was dead" is ungrammatical and incorrect. You need "he" in that construction.

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    Re: They confirmed him to be dead instead of They confirmed that him was dead

    A typo as usual but what about "They confirmed him to be dead"?

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    Re: They confirmed him to be dead instead of They confirmed that him was dead

    That works.

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    Re: They confirmed him to be dead instead of They confirmed that him was dead

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    "They confirmed him to be dead"
    I think 'to be' can be omitted, but I am not a teacher.

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